3 fascinating (and pretty) portraits of personal life through data

For most people, the only data they’ll ever really see about themselves are the pretty charts generated by applications like Mint or Jawbone. Some people take their personal data a little more seriously, tracking their lives for years, then showing the world what that looks like.

The data visualization geek behind Facebook’s Timeline

Facebook’s new Timeline feature tries to make sense of the things you’ve been sharing to tell the story of your life. To do so, the company turned to someone who became famous for making infographics about the music he likes and the booze he drinks.